It turns out that the Pornhub banner seen in the background of CNN’s live coverage of the election was fake.
A viral clip showcasing what was thought to be an embarrassing mishap circulated throughout the Internet on Tuesday. The edited clip shows CNN news anchor, John King, seemingly flicking away a Pornhub notification that pops up on the screen as election results are discussed. Twitter picked up on the 11-second video, equal parts skeptical of its veracity and near-impressed that it happened on live television.
King himself posted Friday on Twitter that the clip was made by “some clown taking time away from lying about something else apparently because they don’t like math.” One of those who replied to King’s tweet stated, “It’s a joke, chill.”
Should users take a peep at the doctored video themselves now on Twitter’s platform, they’ll see a “manipulated media” label at the bottom of
YouTube on Tuesday said it took down multiple videos that live streamed fake election results, hours before polls closed anywhere in the country.
The videos streamed the false results to thousands of viewers before they were deleted by the world’s largest video platform, which is owned by Google. Some of the videos ran advertisements, which means their creators were able to make money off of the content.
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“After careful review, we are removing livestreams that violate our Community Guidelines,” a YouTube spokesman said in a statement. “We have established policies prohibiting spam, deceptive practices & scams, and we continue to be
Starting Tuesday morning, multiple channels posted similar, lengthy live videos on the Google-owned site. Each showed a mock presidential election map filled in with theoretical results. These broadcasts appeared at the top of the YouTube page for the search term “election results” and were watched by thousands of online viewers. Some of the clips ran advertisements.
In June, the hashtag #DCblackout erupted on Twitter. A series of tweets claimed authorities had blocked protesters from communicating on their smartphones in order to tamp down on unrest around police brutality and the killing of George Floyd.
Images circulated of an inferno raging beside the Washington Monument, illuminating the landmark dramatically in the nighttime.
It was all false. The images were doctored. Local officials rushed to correct the misinformation. Twitter said it was investigating the situation and had already suspended hundreds of spammy accounts using the hashtag.
It turned out the deception was the result of a sophisticated campaign that employed a combination of hacked accounts and fake accounts, including some that typically tweeted about Korean pop music. A day or two before, the K-pop
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Instagram said on Thursday it was making changes to its image sharing platform for U.S. users to prevent the spread of misinformation around the Nov. 3 presidential election.
For users in the United States, Instagram will temporarily remove the “Recent” tab from hashtag pages starting Thursday, it said in a statement on Twitter.
“We’re doing this to reduce the real-time spread of potentially harmful content that could pop up around the election,” the statement added.
Instagram’s “Recent” tab arranges hashtags in chronological order and amplifies content. Researchers have cautioned that automated amplification can lead to the rapid spread of misinformation on the platform.
The development comes as social media companies face increasing pressure to combat election-related misinformation and prepare for the possibility of violence or poll place intimidation around the Nov. 3 vote.
Earlier this month, Twitter Inc
said it will remove tweets calling for people
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his Twitter rants, complaining about how Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s “corruption” isn’t trending on Twitter. The posting was both an attack on Biden and the social media giant, which at times has been at odds with Trump.
“Why isn’t Twitter trending Biden corruption? It’s the biggest, and most credible, story anywhere in the world. Fake Trending!!!” Trump posted on Twitter at about 1 p.m. ET.
A word, phrase, or topic that is mentioned at a greater rate than others on Twitter is said to be a “trend.” Trending topics become popular either through a concerted effort by users or because of an event that prompts people to talk about a specific topic. Twitter Trends are determined using an algorithm, not the site itself.
In his tweet, Trump seemed to be referring to a New York Post article which suggested that Biden
Ahead of 2020 presidential elections next week, President Donald Trump’s website was defaced for a brief period on Tuesday. The website was reverted to its original content within a few minutes of the hack taking place. A message posted on the upcoming events page of Donaldjtrump.com said that the world had ‘had enough’ of the ‘fake news’ spread by Trump. The message claimed of having access to “classified information” that the “trump-gov is involved in the origin of the coronavirus”.
The hackers also claimed to have dirt on Trump and posted details of a cryptocurrency account people could transfer funds to if they wanted to see the information released publicly.
”This site was seized. The world has had enough of the fake-news spread by President Donald J. Trump.It is time to allow the world to know the truth”, the message read. Notably,
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – New Jersey tech entrepreneur Arun Bantval is U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden’s top fake-news watchdog on messaging service WhatsApp about the Democrat and his Indian American running mate Kamala Harris.
Messages on WhatsApp, owned by Facebook Inc, are confidential and cannot be seen by moderators who police misleading memes, claims and other content on the social media giant’s flagship platform. Two billion users rely on WhatsApp’s free app to chat with individuals and groups of up to 256 people.
Bantval, 56, who chairs the Biden campaign’s five-member rapid response team focused on South Asian voters, has tracked dozens of concerning messages of unknown origin and crafted about 50 rebuttal graphics and texts over the last three months.
His team and similar ones at nonpartisan groups are trying to fill WhatsApp’s moderation void by joining big WhatsApp groups and asking community leaders to report
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